Community Impact

SCFS fellow Maia Carpentino says she and the other fellows started the experience expecting to be teachers, but the students taught the fellows how to grow as academics and become better leaders.

Creating a More Just and Equitable Future, Together

The Sustainable Community Food System program combines sustainability, environmentalism, and social justice to teach Connecticut elementary school students about our world

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UConn Study Finds Squeeze from Labor Shortage Tightens on Connecticut Farmers

With unemployment rates at record lows, workforce development programs could help increase the talent pipeline for Connecticut's agriculture industry

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Social Work Research Informs Effort to Improve Equity in Early Childhood Intervention

A diverse workforce is needed to meet the needs of a diverse community

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Saving the Sound with History

Eelgrass is a critical habitat for fish, it filters water, and it stabilizes Connecticut's shoreline

The Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering at UConn Selects Four Presidential M1 Mentorship Program Awardees

“I am pleased to welcome the 2023 cohort of Presidential M1 Mentors, comprised of a distinguished group of faculty across UConn and UConn Health. Mentorship is fundamental for student success, and it stands as one of the pillars of our Institute," says University Professor Dr. Cato T. Laurencin.

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Abigail Wilber: Moving UConn Extension Marketing Forward

“I’m glad I had the chance to develop these skills in this type of role and in an area [agriculture] I love."

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Ask UConn Extension: What Do Food Labels Really Tell Us?

Sell by, use by, best by -- Oh my! UConn Extension demystifies what all those food label dates really mean

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Connecticut and UConn are Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainability

Our leaders, innovators, and scholars have worked tirelessly to drive progress in sustainability, moving us toward independence from fossil fuels and steeling our power grid against severe weather and other risk factors.

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Karina Cangas: Using Economic Analysis to Support Local Food Procurement

Studying the economics of local food procurement has given Karina Cangas a taste for the future

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Population Health Team Exhibits Leadership at Multiple Levels

AVP Khadija Poitras-Rhea explains how her team demonstrates leadership, with the patients it serves and among its own members